• Robyn

    Can you do one on Rani Lakshmibhai of Jhansi?

  • Jason Porath

    She’s on the list, although she may be a book entry!

  • Mason

    I am not sure that you did enough research for what you mentioned here. Cyrus the great died from his wounds in war and on his way back to Persia. Your story is like a hateful and disrespectful one. I am sorry that people like you try to make great people look bad. For your knowledge Cyrus the great was the one set free and send back 14 tribes being slave in Babylon( where Iraq is today) including Jews and Assyrians to their home land. Thanks for every one who reads this

  • Jason Porath

    I’m sorry that you find the story inaccurate. You can see the citations I used at the end of the entry — I’m not making this up, I’m repeating what numerous people have said before me. Heck, there’s even a huge section on Wikipedia’s Cyrus the Great entry entirely devoted to it.

    If you have English-language sources that refute my entry, I’d be happy to look at them. I have a long and public history of revising entries where I’m off-base. Keep in mind, though, that this is not an entry about Cyrus the Great – it is about Tomyris.

  • drbdn

    So I was combing through and re-reading a bunch of these so I could send links of a few of my favorites to a friend to read. Anyway, I was curious to learn more about Sparethra (who sounded pretty badass in her own right) and so I googled it. Didn’t find much on her, but saw she was mentioned on the wikipedia page for the Amyrgians, here- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyrgians
    Interestingly enough, it looks like the Amyrgian page cited THIS Rejected Princess page for part of the article! Just thought that was an interesting happenstance.

  • Bombiz

    I think the main problem with this account of Cyrus the Great’s is that it comes from Herodotus who wasn’t exactly known for telling the truth when it came to the persian. He would often over exaggerate stories involving the persians (see the battle of thermopylae). I think another problem with Cyrus’s death is that their are multiple accounts of it. looking at the Wiki page for Cyrus the Great it lists 5 different account of his death.

    idk it just seems like if the Tomyris would’ve been true their would be more than just Herodotus. but since Cyrus’s death varies by account people can believe what they want. ;)

  • Ken

    She’ll be featured in the upcoming video game Civilization VI as the leader of the Scythian civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PfDkGcSNE0&list=PL-lTq9LJCHpSaQ0tkRQIwDC0-dawYWmkg&index=2

  • Cassia212

    Any chance we’ll see an RP feature on Sparethra?

  • Jason Porath

    Probably not for a bit. There’s not a ton of info about her out there, and I worry about overdoing a specific time and place (already had Tirgatao and Tomyris).